Passover is just around the corner, and you can’t truly celebrate without a bevy of delicious Passover desserts. It can be hectic to try and do all of the baking yourself, so why not buy some items from a local bakery? Here is a list of five of the best bakeries in the D.C. for Passover desserts, all of which provide kosher desserts that comply with the rules of Passover, which means no leavened or fermented foods. Each one of these bakeries has a plethora of choices and are reasonably priced.
The Kosher Pastry Oven
1372 Lamberton Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20902
At the Kosher Bakery, you will have a hard time choosing a dessert because everything looks so delicious. Choose from dozens of different kinds of cakes, pies, pastries and specialty desserts. Highlights include lemon mousse cake, strawberry bavarian cake, éclairs, tiramisu and chocolate kugloff. All are flour free for Passover. Many items such as tartlets and pastries are also available in mini versions, which are perfect if you are having a Passover get-together. You can place orders online, but you may want to stop by the store because it is so fun to admire and sample the desserts before you make a final choice as to what you want to purchase.
4860 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
This certified kosher market and bakery has everything you need for Passover, including desserts. Enjoy homemade kugel, fudge brownies, assorted pies, dozens of different kinds of cookies, muffins, flourless cakes and, of course, the popular black and white cookies. There is definitely something to please everyone at this popular bakery. Contact Moti’s in advance if you want a large or customized order.
7937 Tuckerman Ln.
Potomac, MD 20854
Breadsmith in Potomac is ready to meet all of you Passover dessert needs. Choose from chocolate brownies, a variety of cookies, coffee cakes and more. Take advantage of the baker’s dozen deal, where you get one item free if you order a dozen baked goods. See the website for details on daily dessert specials.
8507 Ziggy Ln.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
The Sunflower Bakery has one of the biggest kosher bakeries in the area. Treat yourself to mandel bread, lemon bars, rugelach, coconut macaroons, flourless cupcakes, bundt cakes, chocolate crinkle cookies and pretty much anything else your heart desires. You can order platters of desserts and customs cakes, depending on your needs.
Fancy Cakes by Leslie
4939 Elm St.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Fancy Cakes by Leslie is one of the best bakeries in town, and for good reason. Leslie’s desserts are as beautiful as they are tasty. For Passover, she puts together a decadent dessert menu, which includes flourless chocolate cake, macarons, cookies and almond crusted lemon tart. Call ahead with your order as she may sell out early.
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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.